With age, we mature and grow into wonderful women, but even though we are older, wiser and more empowered than ever, it can still be easy to forget our true value.
When life takes a difficult turn, our confidence can be knocked, and our sense of self-worth may take a nosedive.
This is why we recently asked some of our wonderful clients to think about what they would say to their 18-year-old selves, to boost their confidence, if they had the chance.
The new ‘Note to Self’ Series
We’ve collated these words of wisdom into a ‘Note to Self’ e-book and, in this new blog series, we’ll be sharing the stories in the hope that they inspire you.
Since their teens, these ladies have lived, loved and learnt so much. We felt that we could all benefit from their experiences and advice.
In this edition, you’ll meet Sue.
Sue’s ‘Note to Self’…
Just because you have been treated badly up till now does not mean it always has to be that way. There is never an excuse for physical violence and don’t ever believe you are useless just because you have been told so by a bully.
You have been brought up to believe that women should be seen and not heard, that your body is something you don’t talk about and don’t flaunt. Rubbish! All women have value and so much to contribute.
Your body is yours to do with as you wish. Look after it, be proud of it, you are beautiful inside and out.
Use your talent and confidence (even if it is just an outward show) to build yourself up because by doing this you will be a shining light for other women who have been treated in the way you have.
You are lucky to have met someone who loves and cares for you, but don’t feel you have to follow that path because you feel it is an escape from your current life.
During you life you will have many battles but don’t allow yourself to be side-lined, treated as just a wife and mother (or cook and cleaner). The roles of wife and mother are important, but so is the responsibility of being a role model for your children and for other women.
Make sure you are noticed, stand out from the crowd. Be proud of who you are and what you become.
Be strong, be bold, BE YOU!
Lots of love
Your future self, Sue
Thank you, Sue!
We’re so grateful that you’ve shared this with us!
We know that ladies reading this will find great comfort from reading these inspiring words.
Access the free Johanna Elizabeth ‘Note to Self’ book
Note to Self is a beautifully designed ebook with many more stories like this, and it’s completely free. I created it especially for you, so don’t miss out! Access it here.
You can also view others in the series here on the blog. Don’t miss these!
- Charlotte shares her confidence-boosting tips
- Andrea reveals how time has helped her find her inner strength
- Holly has finally discovered her worth and feels amazing